Yanks get Red Sox’s Drew, D-backs’ Prado

Updated: July 31, 2014, 4:53 PM ET

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The New York Yankees completed a rare trade with the rival Boston Red Sox, acquiring shortstop Stephen Drew from Boston in exchange for veteran infielder Kelly Johnson.

The Yankees also completed another deal before the deadline, acquiring infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguer Pete O’Brien and either cash or a player to be named later.

Drew was the fifth member of the Red Sox to be dealt ahead of Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, joining pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller and outfielder Jonny Gomes in the mass exodus from Boston.

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Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesStephen Drew figures to see most of his playing time with the Yankees at second base in place of Brian Roberts.

The Yankees had looked into signing Drew as a free agent the past two offseasons, but were unsuccessful.

With Derek Jeter at short and Chase Headley at third, Drew figures to see most of his playing time at second in place of Brian Roberts. The Yankees could also have Headley play the outfield, and Drew could spend some time at third.

Drew hit .253 for the World Series champion Red Sox last year but did not accept a $ 14.1 million qualifying offer. He re-signed with Boston on May 22 for $ 10 million and has hit .176 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 39 games.

The 30-year-old Prado was hitting .270 with five homers, 17 doubles, 42 RBIs and has scored 44 runs for the Diamondbacks this season. He also has played with Atlanta during his nine MLB seasons.

Johnson, 32, is hitting .219 with six home runs and 22 RBIs this season, his first with the Yankees. He is currently on the disabled list.

ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes , ESPNNewYork’s Andrew Marchand, ESPN Insider Buster Olney and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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